Tennis Champ Norman Bird shows us that it’s never too late to make a comeback.
KinCare Customer Norman, 87, lives in Burnie Tasmania and recently won a bronze medal in tennis at the Australian Masters Games.
“I started playing tennis when I was fourteen, I wasn’t very good at it but I certainly enjoyed it. My wife also played and after we had our daughters it was something that we did as a family.
About three years ago, I had some back problems and I had to stop playing regularly. But then, I got a phone call from the President of the Burnie Tennis Club asking me if I would play in the Mens Over-80 section of the Australian Masters Games – and because I have two mad daughters I ended up saying Yes!” says Norman.
He started training and with the help of his friends and family – trips to Melbourne to see his daughter Maryanne were often spent on her local tennis courts and, last October his hard work paid off.
“It was a wonderful event,” Norman told us.
“Over 140 tennis players from all over Australia played – I certainly didn’t expect to win anything!”
Norman is a fine example of determination at any age and we congratulate him on his exceptional win!